Black Fridays: A Novel

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Penguin, Sep 18, 2012 - Fiction - 432 pages
24 Reviews
One of Booklist's "Year's Best Crime Novels"

After two years in federal prison, Jason Stafford is no longer welcome on Wall Street. But due to his financial crime expertise, one firm wants him to quietly look for irregularities in the books of one of their junior traders, whose body was just pulled from the Long Island Sound.

Raising an autistic five-year-old alone, Stafford can’t refuse the lucrative offer. The job is supposed to last two weeks, tops. But soon he’s facing threats and intimidation, and more people are dying. Stafford must fight for his life—while struggling to save his son from a different kind of danger…

Nominated for the EdgarŽ Award for Best First Novel

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User Review  - arubabookwoman - LibraryThing

The first in a crime series, this novel features a financial trader who has just been released after serving 2 years in jail. He is hired by a firm to uncover any financial irregularities prior to an ... Read full review

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It shows when an author 'writes what they know'. Well done and I second Jonathan Kellerman in that this is a compelling, beautifully written thriller. Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Michael Sears spent more than twenty years on Wall Street, rising to the position of managing director in the bond trading and underwriting divisions of Paine Webber and, later, Jefferies & Company, before leaving the business in 2005. He lives in Sea Cliff, New York, with his wife, artist Barbara Segal, and is at work on a new novel featuring Jason Stafford and his son. 

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